Eri Shimatsuka

 Textile Designer

Japanese textile artist Eri Shimatsuka is a versatile designer. Eri is inspired by nature and small events of everyday life. Something we find in common with our Japanese counterparts: the appreciation of everyday beauty, nature, and traditional handicrafts. The designer has lived in Finland since 2007, designing for Marimekko and Lapuan Kankurit. You can find her work in both countries, Finland and in Japan.

”In Terttu, I wanted to recreate the atmosphere of a mystic Finnish berry forest. Like a secret party would be commencing in the twilight.” Eri`s playful pattern has been inspired by nature. With Terttu we wanted to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Finnish-Japanese diplomatic relations.